Join Me In Giving Back
Everyone has their way of giving back to the communities and institutions that have made their success possible. My contributions of choice are with youth, and the business leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs of the future. I volunteer both for the Junior Achievement program (high school-level financial, employment, and business skills) and the University of Victoria Business School Executive Mentor program (under-grad and grad students seeking support and guidance in the ‘real world’ of business).
Junior Achievement is the only non-for-profit organization committed to bridging the talent gap and advocating for business education in the classroom. By partnering with local business JA is helping to create a skilled and talented work force.
There are Junior Achievement programs world-wide.
80% of high school students surveyed felt better prepared to enter the world of work after taking a JA program.
Would you be interested in sharing your business, work, and financial experience with public school students where you live? Let me know and I’ll hook you up!
The overall goal of the mentor program is to help students develop the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in their careers, as well as to provide a direct link between the classroom and business community.
Mentoring is a great way to guide students by sharing your expertise, knowledge and experience. You also learn and grow through exposure to new ideas, problem solving and discussions. There are various social events and networking opportunities with: other mentors, board members, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
If you live or work on southern Vancouver Island and are interested in becoming an executive mentor to a business student, check out the university Executive Mentor web page.